Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Jenny Cutler Lopez - Goodreads
This book was introduced to me the old fashioned way - word of mouth. Not just once but several times, I heard this title and discovered Anne Lamott in the process. This is one of those books that ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Victoria Sandbrook Flynn - Goodreads
Lovely, lively, and honest. A great look into one writer's life and her take on the craft. Lots of great one-liners and out-there metaphors that will make you laugh and make you write better, write more devotedly, and more honestly. Read full review
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